Press Release: Tickets on Sale Now for L.A. Conservancy's 31st Annual Last Remaining Seats | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Press Release: Tickets on Sale Now for L.A. Conservancy's 31st Annual Last Remaining Seats

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2017—Tickets went on sale today to the public for the thirty-first season of Last Remaining Seats, the Los Angeles Conservancy’s signature series of classic films in historic theatres.

Last Remaining Seats presents films as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen, in a beautiful theatre, surrounded by fellow fans, and accompanied by vintage cartoons, special guests, and more. 

While most of the screenings will take place in the movie palaces of downtown L.A., the series will travel to the South Bay for the very first time for two screenings at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.

Tickets cost $22 for the general public and $18 for Conservancy members. Proceeds support the Conservancy’s efforts to preserve historic places throughout L.A. County. Tickets are available at

In addition to the screenings, the Conservancy will offer special events, including exclusive theatre and backstage tours, bar trivia after Saturday screenings, theatre Q & As, and a lecture by renowned film historian, Leonard Maltin. Information and tickets are available at

2017 Schedule

All locations, dates, and films subject to change. 

L.A. Confidential (1997)
Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre (1926), downtown L.A.
Three cops investigate a homicide in 1950s L.A. in this neo-noir crime drama about police corruption and organized crime.

This screening is dedicated to the film’s director, producer, co-writer, and longtime member of the Conservancy’s Advisory Council, Curtis Hanson, who passed away last year.

Laura (1944)
Wednesday, June 7 at 8 p.m.
Million Dollar Theatre (1918), downtown L.A.
A detective becomes obsessed with the woman whose murder he’s investigating in this film noir classic directed by Otto Preminger.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m.
Warner Grand Theatre (1931), San Pedro
James Mason, Peter Lorre, and Kirk Douglas star as leaders of an expedition sent to investigate a “sea monster” in this Disney classic based on the famous science fiction novel by Jules Verne.

On the Waterfront (1954)
Saturday, June 10 at 8 p.m.
Warner Grand Theatre (1931), San Pedro
Marlon Brando stars as a boxer turned dockworker in this Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning crime drama.

La muerte de un burócrata (Cuba, 1966)
Wednesday, June 14 at 8 p.m.
Palace Theatre (1911), downtown L.A.
Co-presented with the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
This hilarious Cuban film tells the story of a widow who discovers that she needs her late husband’s labor card in order to claim her pension… the same labor card she buried with him.

Easter Parade (1948)
Saturday, June 17 at 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Theatre (1931), downtown L.A.
Hollywood greats Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, and Ann Miller are caught in a romantic quadrangle in this classic musical comedy.

Wings (1927)
Wednesday, June 21 at 8 p.m.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel (1927), downtown L.A.
Clara Bow, Hollywood’s original It Girl, stars in this silent classic that won the very first Academy Award for Best Picture in 1929.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre (1926), downtown L.A.
This beloved 1980s classic directed by Steven Spielberg follows a young boy’s attempt to help his stranded extra-terrestrial friend go hooOOoome. 

Jaws (1975)
Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m.
Orpheum Theatre (1926), downtown L.A.
A giant man-eating shark terrorizes swimmers and beachgoers in the film that made Steven Spielberg a household name.

Theatre photos and film stills available here.
2017 Last Remaining Seats Sponsors

Series Star Sponsors: Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Series Supporting Sponsor: Walter J. and Holly O. Thomson Foundation

Series Sponsors: Delijani Family; JPMorgan Chase; NBCUniversal; The Theatre at Ace Hotel; Trina Turk/Mr. Turk; Roy Allen White

Evening Sponsors: Cole’s; Delta Air Lines; Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; The Edison/Clifton’s Republic; Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Cathy and Steve Needleman; Paramount Pictures 

Media Sponsors: Los Angeles Downtown News; Laemmle Theatres; Los Angeles magazine

Community Partners: Downtown Center Business Improvement District; Historic Core Business Improvement District; LA Fashion District Business Improvement District

Major funding for the Conservancy’s programs is provided by the LaFetra Foundation and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.

About Last Remaining Seats

Last Remaining Seats began in 1987 as a way to draw attention to the spectacular yet overlooked and underused historic theatres of Los Angeles. The film series has since become a summer tradition, drawing thousands of people from the region, the nation, and outside the U.S.

About the Los Angeles Conservancy

The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County. What began as a volunteer group in 1978 now has more than 6,000 member households, making the Conservancy the largest local organization of its kind in the U.S. 



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